Dr. Narendra Dabholkar


Prabhakar Nanawaty

Suman Oak

Godmen – the solution to all problems?

The other day, I was going through a local publication in NJ and I was little perturbed to see the number of advertisements posted by the “So called Godmen” Cure for cancer in 24 hours!! Sour relations? lost money in business? We have solutions to all your problems!!

I am not opposed to Saints and Continue reading

Abraham Kovoor

Abraham Thomas Kovoor (April 10, 1898 – September 18, 1978) was an Indian professor and Rationalist who gained prominence after retirement for his campaign to expose as frauds various Indian and Sri Lankan “god-men” and so-called paranormal phenomena. His direct, trenchant criticism of spiritual frauds and organized religions were enthusiastically received by audiences, initiating a Continue reading

Does science make belief in God obsolete?

But you must find a science-friendly, science-compatible God. First, try the pantheon of available Creators. Inspect thoroughly. If none fits the bill, invent one.

The God of your choice must be a stickler for divine principles. Science does not take kindly to a deity who, if piqued or euphoric, sets aside seismological or cosmological principles Continue reading


In 2000 journalist Ritu Sehgal witnessed a modern miracle in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. This is how she set the scene: “It is a sleepy Sunday afternoon in Makkanpur, old men sit in front of the village shop in the shadow of the Neem tree playing cards and drinking tea. Suddenly they Continue reading

What do you mean, “test” astrology?

That was the actual question someone asked me recently. I had said that whenever astrology is tested, it fails the test. Her reply was, what do you mean, “test” astrology? I said, well, compare the predictions made by astrology, to what actually transpires. (i.e., see if it works.) It seemed a pretty obvious reply. It Continue reading